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KLIATTAs a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Patty Loew has written the story of 12 Native Wisconsin people because she has not been satisfied with other histories written to chronicle her people. She has designed this book for young readers (with extra definitions and pronunciation guides), but older adolescents and adults can learn from it as well. After sections on the early history of Wisconsin native peoples and on the arrival and effects, both positive and negative, of the arrival of the Europeans, Loew sketches the history of the Ho-Chunk, the Menominee, the Potawatomi, the Mohican, the Oneida, the Brothertown and six bands of Ojibwe. In each section, she recounts the tribal traditions, traces the tribal history and describes tribal life today. Unfortunately, the stories repeat themselves as contact with the French, the British and finally the Americans brought disease, tribal dysfunction, lost lands and ultimately removal to all of these groups. Loew is careful to explain the American government policies of removal, allotment, reorganization, tribal recognition and, now, casino ownership, and how these stages have affected the standards of living within the groups. Her tone is basically hopeful; her attitude is one of pride. Extensive vocabulary guides, maps, illustrations and a glossary all aid both the younger and the mature reader to appreciate this well-organized material. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2003, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 136p. illus. maps., Ages 12 to adult.